Curly Endive (sometimes called frisée) is a member of the chicory family and grows in loose heads with dark green outer, curly leaves and a compact heart. Like Escarole, it has a slightly bitter flavor profile that gives depth to any raw salad with a full-bodied balsamic vinaigrette.

If sautéed, its bitterness transforms into a more mellow, nutty taste that makes it the perfect complement to bacon or other roasted meat. The key is to not overcook it!

  • Good source of vitamin C and vitamin K
  • Choose firm bunches
  • Avoid withered, soft bunches with spots or browning
  • Wrap in plastic then store in refrigerator crisper section for up 3 days.
  • Thoroughly wash before use

Growing &Harvest

Ocean Mist Farms provides only the very best endive for our customers most of the year from our Castroville growing region. It is hand-harvested, packed and cooled within four hours following Ocean Mist Farms’ strict quality control measures.

Learn more about our Growing Regions.